Engaging parents

Involving parents is one of the most powerful ways of engaging young people with their learning and furthering their motivation to achieve. There are whole school strategies for supporting parental involvement but this post will focus on what you can do as a classroom teacher.

Maths Mobile Puzzlers

The nice thing about some of the games available on the app store (or Google Play, if you are that way inclined) is that it gives people an opportunity to develop problem solving and logical thinking skills while having fun. Below is a list of my top n (I may add to it) apps that fall into this category – In no particular order.

The double-flipped classroom

Flipped classroom (from Wikipedia) Flipped classroom is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional educational arrangement by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom and moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom. In a flipped classroom model, students watch online lectures, […]

Flippin’ revision!

It is that time of year where the GCSE course is done and dusted for year 11s and the countdown to the final exams has well and truly begun. To quote Sir Alex Ferguson, it is “squeaky-bum time”. Our school are members of the PiXL club so we had our PPEs (Pre-public examinations) a couple of weeks […]